Men's Golf

Golf Team Rallies to Finish Sixth at Mauna Lani Invitational

GoJackets James White matched his career best round and career best finish.
GoJackets
James White matched his career best round and career best finish.
GoJackets

Feb. 6, 2010

Kohala Coast, Hawai'i -


James White fired a 5-under-par 67 to lead a final-round rally for the 22nd-ranked Georgia Tech golf team, which shot 6-under-par as a team and finished sixth in the Mauna Lani Invitational on the Kohala Coast of Hawaii.

Complete results

White, a sophomore from Acworth, Ga., birdied seven holes against a pair of bogeys to match his career-low round, while junior Kyle Scott put together a bogey-free round of 2-under-par 70. They tied for sixth place individually, with White matching his career-best finish and Scott establishing a new best.

John-Tyler Griffin tied for 10th after firing an even-par 72 Friday. Freshman Bo Andrews shook off a couple of poor rounds the first two days by posting a 73 to count for Tech in the last round.

"Very positive day for us today, with a super round for James, and great tournaments for Kyle and J.T.," said head coach Bruce Heppler. "We got a lot out of this week short of winning the tournament. I'm very happy with our guys, and it was fruitful for us. Hopefully we can do a little bit better in a couple weeks when we go to Puerto Rico.

Tech's 6-under-par 282 score Friday was the second best score of the day, enabling the Yellow Jackets to jump from ninth place and finish 11 shots back of Stanford, which shot a 2-under-par 286 score Friday to win by three strokes over Oregon and Washington.

The Cardinal finished 54 holes at 2-over-par 866, followed by the Ducks and the Huskies at 5-over 869. Texas, whose 281 was the best round of the day, finished fourth at 6-over-870, with Oklahoma State fifth at 7-over 871. Tech completed the three rounds at 13-over 877, followed by Texas Tech (+17), UCLA (+21), Southern California (+22), Arizona State and Florida State (both +25).

White and Scott posted 1-under-par totals of 215, eight strokes behind Texas' Bobby Hudson, who shot 6-under-par 66 Friday to capture medalist honors over Florida State's Brooks Koepka. Koepka shot a 65 and finished at 6-under 210. Oklahoma State's Kevin Tway (-4) was third, followed by Stanford's Sihwan Kim and Washington's Nick Taylor (both at -3).

Tech returns to action Feb. 21-23 at the Puerto Rico Classic.

20th ANNUAL MAUNA LANI INVITATIONAL
Mauna Lani Resort
Final Results

TEAM STANDINGS 1 Stanford 297 283 286 866 +2 T2 Oregon 291 290 288 869 +5 T2 Washington 291 287 291 869 +5 4 Texas 297 292 281 870 +6 5 Oklahoma State 299 285 287 871 +7 6 Georgia Tech 304 291 282 877 +13 7 Texas Tech 296 298 287 881 +17 8 UCLA 288 301 296 885 +21 9 Southern California 293 301 292 886 +22 T10 Arizona State 313 298 278 889 +25 T10 Florida State 306 302 281 889 +25 12 Oregon State U. 302 298 294 894 +30 13 San Francisco, U. of 312 294 290 896 +32 14 TCU 310 297 293 900 +36 15 Colorado 304 306 293 903 +39 16 UC Davis 306 306 292 904 +40 17 San Jose State Univ. 308 318 287 913 +49 18 Hawaii 311 302 310 923 +59 19 Sonoma State 331 306 299 936 +72 20 Rhode Island, U. of 324 311 304 939 +75 21 Hawaii-Hilo 316 328 305 949 +85 22 Cal State East Bay 316 340 313 969 +105

LEADING INDIVIDUALS 1 Bobby Hudson Texas 70 73 66 209 -7 2 Brooks Koepka Florida State 73 72 65 210 -6 3 Kevin Tway Oklahoma State 72 68 72 212 -4 T4 Sihwan Kim Stanford 72 70 71 213 -3 T4 Nick Taylor Washington 70 71 72 213 -3 T6 James White Georgia Tech 78 70 67 215 -1 T6 Kyle Scott Georgia Tech 73 72 70 215 -1 T8 Andrew Vijarro Oregon 70 74 72 216 E T8 Trent Whitekiller Oklahoma State 74 71 71 216 E T10 Gregor Main UCLA 73 70 74 217 +1 T10 Wesley Graham Florida State 77 72 68 217 +1 T10 Eugene Wong Oregon 73 72 72 217 +1 T10 Daniel Miernicki Oregon 74 73 70 217 +1 T10 John Tyler Griffin Georgia Tech 74 71 72 217 +1 T10 Charlie Hughes Washington 72 72 73 217 +1

GEORGIA TECH SCORES 6 Georgia Tech +13 304 291 282 877 T6 Kyle Scott -1 73 72 70 215 T6 James White -1 78 70 67 215 T10 John Tyler Griffin +1 74 71 72 217 T85 Paul Haley +18 79 78 77 234 T93 Bo Andrews +20 81 82 73 236

 

 

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